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A judge will decide whether two private health clinics in Vancouver will be allowed to keep illegally billing customers for services covered by Medicare.
The Medical Services Commission has made good on its threat to seek a court-ordered injunction against Cambie Surgeries Corporation and the specialist referral clinic.
After learning the BC Government has made good on a threat to take legal action, the operator of two private health clinics in Vancouver remains defiant.
"We welcome a day in court."
Doctor Brian Day was given 30-days notice, on July 18th, to stop billing customers for services covered by medicare at the Cambie Surgery Centre and a specialist referral clinic.
"This is billing for service that is not covered by anyone else. Extra billing implies that someone's already paid and is paying again. The clinic is billing patients to rent an operating room. That is not extra billing.".."The billing that's going on is in violation of the Medicare Protection Act, but we believe the Medicare Protection Act represents unlawful legislation under the laws of Canada."
Reporter: "But if a judge orders you to stop doing that, will you then stop doing that?"
Day: "Of course!"
Day says the BC Supreme Court hearing will be held in Vancouver late next month, Sept 27th and 28th.